After night in custody, police question Marlene again

Pub­lic Ad­min­is­tra­tion Min­is­ter Mar­lene Mc­Don­ald ar­rived at the Pro­fes­sion­al Stan­dards Bu­reau just af­ter 8 am to­day.

Guardian Me­dia has been told Mc­Don­ald will be in­ter­viewed by a team of po­lice of­fi­cers as in­ves­ti­ga­tions con­tin­ue in­to an al­le­ga­tion of mis­use of pub­lic funds.

 

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is linked to state grants giv­en to the Cal­abar Foun­da­tion in 2010.

Both Mc Don­ald and her part­ner Michael Carew were tak­en in­to po­lice cus­tody on Thurs­day.

This morn­ing, the Port-of-Spain South MP, ar­rived in a dark­ly-tint­ed ve­hi­cle from the St Joseph Po­lice Sta­tion where she stayed overnight. She was shield­ed from the glare of the me­dia and cu­ri­ous on­look­ers.

Mc­Don­ald’s at­tor­ney, Pamela El­der SC, ar­rived mo­ments be­fore and ac­com­pa­nied her client in­to the build­ing.

We have been un­able to con­firm whether Carew will al­so be ques­tioned to­day.

Guardian Me­dia has been re­li­ably in­formed that a third per­son is be­ing ques­tioned as part of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, but the name has yet to be re­leased.

 

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